Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Set of Plates

I finally got back into the studio for a bit! Time went by SO fast! I didn't get to spend as much play-time as I had hoped for, but hey, as busy as our lives are, I will take what I can get. 
I not only got all the blades cut out, (80) I sewed them together and finished four plates. Now I have all six sewn together.

I have two plates attached to the background blocks. One is Lucy's block:
This is Charlie Brown's block and it is ready to sew down:
In the process of all the cutting and sewing, I was also able to make a batch of border blocks that will be used for the "My Favorite Things" quilt.
When I make these pieced blocks, I get four pairs of triangles from each one when I trim off the corners. Instead of tossing these away, I am using them as leaders and enders. I will have a huge bunch of half-square-triangle blocks when I am done. ALL of them will be half white; the other half being either blue or red.
Those little half-square-triangle pieces measure two inches square after they are trimmed up. I hope to do something really fun with them someday. Maybe I will have enough to use as a border around this quilt? We'll have to wait and see.

I seem to have been playing a lot with this quilt this weekend. Besides working on the border/sashing squares, I decided to put up some of the blocks on the design wall:
It gives me a different perspective when I have all this up. This quilt will be bigger than I first pictured it to be. That is a good thing.

That is all I have to show you tonight. I hope you are staying cool where you are. We are in a major heat wave here. I can hardly wait till autumn! Till then, with the AC running, Happy Sewing Y'all!!!


Jaye said...

Gosh! All of your posts are like 4 posts in one! You have gotten a lot done. Good for you!

I think you should just play around with those HSTs and see what appeals to you.

Sherri D said...

Thanks for stopping by Jaye! I am really trying to keep to a schedule of posting each Sunday. It seems to motivate me a lot!

I will be playing with the HSTs soon. I have a lot more to make and trim up. They would work well in some type of Pickle Dish block, don't you think?